Adding rules for update installation

Oct 23, 2023

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The availability of this feature depends on the Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console mode and your current license.

When installing software updates or fixing software vulnerabilities by using the Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task, you must specify rules for the update installation. These rules determine the updates to install and the vulnerabilities to fix.

The exact settings depend on whether you add a rule for all updates, for Windows Update updates, or for updates of third-party applications (applications made by software vendors other than Kaspersky and Microsoft). When adding a rule for Windows Update updates or updates of third-party applications, you can select specific applications and application versions for which you want to install updates. When adding a rule for all updates, you can select specific updates that you want to install and vulnerabilities that you want to fix by means of installing updates.

You can add a rule for update installation in the following ways:

To add a new rule for all updates:

  1. Click the Add button.

    The Rule creation wizard starts. Proceed through the wizard by using the Next button.

  2. On the Rule type page, select Rule for all updates.
  3. On the General criteria page, use the drop-down lists to specify the following settings:
    • Set of updates to install
    • Fix vulnerabilities with a severity level equal to or higher than
  4. On the Updates page, select the updates to be installed:
    • Install all suitable updates
    • Install only updates from the list
    • Automatically install all previous application updates that are required to install the selected updates
  5. On the Vulnerabilities page, select vulnerabilities that will be fixed by installing the selected updates:
    • Fix all vulnerabilities that match other criteria
    • Fix only vulnerabilities from the list
  6. On the Name page, specify the name for the rule that you are adding. You can later change this name in the Settings section of the properties window of the created task.

After the Rule creation wizard completes its operation, the new rule is added and displayed in the rule list in the New task wizard or in the task properties.

To add a new rule for Windows Update updates:

  1. Click the Add button.

    The Rule creation wizard starts. Proceed through the wizard by using the Next button.

  2. On the Rule type page, select Rule for Windows Update.
  3. On the General criteria page, specify the following settings:
    • Set of updates to install
    • Fix vulnerabilities with a severity level equal to or higher than
    • Fix vulnerabilities with an MSRC severity level equal to or higher than
  4. On the Applications page, select the applications and application versions for which you want to install updates. By default, all applications are selected.
  5. On the Categories of updates page, select the categories of updates to be installed. These categories are the same as in Microsoft Update Catalog. By default, all categories are selected.
  6. On the Name page, specify the name for the rule that you are adding. You can later change this name in the Settings section of the properties window of the created task.

After the Rule creation wizard completes its operation, the new rule is added and displayed in the rule list in the New task wizard or in the task properties.

To add a new rule for updates of third-party applications:

  1. Click the Add button.

    The Rule creation wizard starts. Proceed through the wizard by using the Next button.

  2. On the Rule type page, select Rule for third-party updates.
  3. On the General criteria page, specify the following settings:
    • Set of updates to install
    • Fix vulnerabilities with a severity level equal to or higher than
  4. On the Applications page, select the applications and application versions for which you want to install updates. By default, all applications are selected.
  5. On the Name page, specify the name for the rule that you are adding. You can later change this name in the Settings section of the properties window of the created task.

After the Rule creation wizard completes its operation, the new rule is added and displayed in the rule list in the New task wizard or in the task properties.

See also:

Scenario: Finding and fixing software vulnerabilities

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